Thursday, June 16, 2011
Back in the Saddle Again..
Current Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
So I have been unemployed now for about a month. For two weeks though I was hiking the Coast to Coast trail, a 191 mile trek from the Irish Sea to the North Sea in England. You can read all about that here if you'd like. It was freaking awesome. I know its weird for a geek to be out actually enjoying the outdoors, but, well I guess I am a bit different :)
So I have already become tired of daytime television and at the moment do not feel like walking too much right now. So I decided it would be best to maybe stay semi-involved in the computer security realm so my brain does not become like mushy peas (which are quite tasty!)
So back when I was working as a contractor for Symantec I wrote a perl script which automated many of the processes of Rob Lee's SuperTimeline. Basically enter a few parameters and then go for a coffee break. Theoretically when you came back (some might say this is dependent on the size of the image you are parsing, I say its based on the distance to the coffee shop) you have a nice Excel spreadsheet waiting for you to look at.
Now this was helpful in a few of the investigations I did, so now I suppose I have to rewrite it. This is fine because now it can be bigger, faster, stronger. I have seen a lot of interesting tools out there which would make the timeline more interesting, or if anything automate forensic analysis to make life just a tad easier.
I hope to use this blog to highlight the interesting things going on in the security/forensics community.
So sit tight... and let the games begin.